Bernhardt Maple Frame Wood Side ChairSKU: COG-Bay 3/17-1
Back when America was beginning to take shape the Bernhardt family moved to the western North Carolina town of Lenoir. John Mathias Bernhardt was challenged early when both of his parents died within 60 days of each other. With his brothers John and Lynn and him now orphaned the working life began at 13. John soon found himself out west in territory that became the state of Oregon. With his job as a government surveyor assisting settlers in the wild frontier he nearly lost his life had it not been for an Indian guide who saved him from a winter bout of pneumonia. But survive he did and returned to North Carolina three years later to begin an enterprise that would become one of the country’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial furniture.
With this rich history it is easy to see why the Bernhardt name is synonymous with durability and craftsmanship.